Just Breathe

Do you ever notice that when our kids are anxious, it tends to make us more anxious?  As we attempt to help them cope, it becomes harder and harder as the anxiety for both creeps higher and higher. I find it is helpful to catch our kids in the early stages of their anxiety cycle

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IDK (I Don’t Know)

As a Gen X woman, I have to admit, I am SLOW on the uptake with technology, texting and social media.  So far, I’ve been able to hold off my boys (ages 8 & 10) from having cell phones or their own social media pages.  I get that we don’t live in a cave and

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Toddlers and Tantrums

Soon after my second son was born, I knew I was in real trouble on two, distinct days.  The first was in the ‘Mommy and Me’ art class at the zoo that I had signed me and my toddler up for.   This was my attempt to give him extra attention while he adjusted to

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Recess: is that all there is?

This is a typical exchange I have with my 8-year-old son: “How was school today?” I’ll ask. “Good.” “What did you learn today?” His response, “Nothing.” “What was the best part of your day?” The answer is always, “Recess.” I don’t know about you, but these exchanges leave me wanting.  They also leave me a

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